Police looking for M train platform groper

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Sketches of the man with and without a baseball cap, who police believe has sexually assaulted five women at different stations on the M linePhoto courtesy of the NYPD
Sketches of the man with and without a baseball cap, who police believe has sexually assaulted five women at different stations on the M line

M trains riders beware, there is a pervert on the platform.

Cops are looking to identify a suspect who has grabbed the buttocks and private parts of five different women from Feb. 5 to July 30, while the women were standing at the Grand Avenue or Elmhurst Avenue subway stations.

The females were between ages 19 to 47 and all the subway sexual assaults occurred on weekdays. The suspect attacked the women at the Grand Avenue station four times and only in the latest incident on July 30 did he strike at the Elmhurst Avenue station.

In each attack none of the victims were hospitalized or robbed and no weapons were revealed. The suspect increased his attacks in July, with one on the 25th, 26th and 30th.

The perpetrator is described as a 5’7” Hispanic male, between the ages of 25 to 40, weighing 150 to 160 lbs. He was last seen wearing a navy or black baseball hat.

Anyone with information in regards to these incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS. The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers Website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or texting their tips to 274637(CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

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